Column Sets: Create multiple views for any WordPress list table

Every time you visit the Posts list table you see the same set of columns. When you perform different tasks on your website you might want to see different information. For example, when working on SEO you need to see the keywords and meta descriptions for easy editing. When writing content you want to see detailed information, such as the length of the articles and reading time. You can now have a unique table view for each task ór role. With our Column Sets feature you can create separate views for your data and easily switch between them!

A table view for each task

There are many different tasks you can do when managing your posts. Each of these tasks requires you to see different types of information. When your list table contains too much unnecessary information it becomes cluttered. By only showing relevant information you will be able to manage content easier.

For example, when improving SEO information you like to see the meta description, link count and keyphrases all in one view. Making it much easier to spot mistakes or make quick update using inline edit.

A table view for the purpose of managing SEO information with the use of Column Sets.

Another task might be the reviewing of articles. Do all articles have a featured image? What is the length of each article? Then this would be a much more useful table view:

An example of column sets used for reviewing articles.
A table view for reviewing your articles.

And when organizing posts you like to easily assign categories and tags. Or when you need to further analyze your data and want to create a custom export:

Create a table view with a different column set for export.
A table view used for creating exports of your post data.

You can now create a table view with a different set of columns for each one of those tasks and easily switch between them.

Create column sets with Admin Columns Pro
Create multiple column views for your list table for different purposes or tasks using Admin Columns Pro.

Assign a set of columns to a user or role

Columns that are meaningful to you, might not be meaningful to other users. You can use Column Sets to control what columns users can or cannot see. Conditionals can be applied to a single user, multiple users or user roles such as “Editor” or “Author”.

Assing a user or role to a table view

Available for any WordPress list table

Column Sets are available for these list tables: Posts, Pages, Custom Post Types, Taxonomies, Users, Media and Comments.

Horizontal Scrolling

Be sure to check out our horizontal scrolling feature too. If fitting many columns on your screen is your primary challenge, Horizontal Scrolling is made especially to solve just that. Of course, you can use both Horizontal Scrolling and Column Sets. It’s up to you :)

How to create column sets

Eager to get started? Watch our short instructions video on how to create column sets with Admin Columns Pro:

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